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Portable debris/fume ventilation
#1
My school does not have debris and/or fume ventilation. This is something I want and it looks like I'm going to have to purchase something myself. Are there any low cost options for me? How about the sunflower? Thanks! Smile
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#2
I had a sunflower and I was pretty disappointed with it. I am a avid YN product user. I just didn't feel that for the cumbersomeness of it and the noise factor that it was worth it. For me, it picked up only a small percentage of dust. The light is flat so the dust cakes over it and dulls the light if you don't clean it daily. Also, it blew dust on my clients which bothered me. What I do miss, however not enough to use it again was that it did pull the fumes from my face which was nice. Just my thoughts
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#3
Melissa, the problem is that it's not possible to make a small portable filter that is actually effective at removing the airborne chemicals. That's because a certain size of active carbon filter is needed. You can read more here: http://irynagiblett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/...-safe.html
Iryna Giblett Nail Products Inc., Sweden
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#4
Thanks for that info.

I guess all I can really do is wear a mask for debris? Sad
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#5
It's not low-cost, but the Salon Pure Air is amazing - and I believe you can get a base with wheels on it for portability. It has three layers of filtration - two for dust, plus one that's 4-5" thick of activated charcoal for odor/fumes. It was originally designed for dental labs I believe, then made slightly prettier for us!

While not low cost, in the long run it actually WORKS which will save you money over trying many things over the years. I started in the salon with The One That Works for odor control (this is amazing) and the Sunflower for dust (it doesn't really handle the odors well and barely handles dust).

Then later I tried the Partigon - it handles dust pretty well IF you have it attached to the handpiece. I don't think that's a good option for the long run due to the extra strain on your body, so I moved it to the pedi station attached to my second e-file for doing gel toes. Of course, the Partigon doesn't handle odor, so I would still use TOTW's.

My last effort was buying the Salon Pure Air and it handles both dust and odor incredibly well. If I hadn't already had TOTW's and the Partigon I would have just bought the rolling base and had just this one piece of equipment. With only myself using this, I actually have only had to change the charcoal filter once in about two years - and the dust filters you can vacuum out several times before replacing them, so they probably last me about 7-8 months.
Candice
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#6
Thanks for the info! Guess I have to save up for this. Definitely a worthy investment. Smile

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#7
Melissa I'm just down in Bellevue. I have the Valentino and you are welcome to come check it out in person or spend a day shadowing if you would like. Its not perfect (I'd rather it had a bag for the dust than a carbon filter since I don't use acrylics) but it makes a HUGE difference in the amount of dust floating around.
Jessica Hoel
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Akzentz Distributor & Educator
http://www.luvnailz.com
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#8
(09-23-2012, 11:32 PM)Jess in WA Wrote: Melissa I'm just down in Bellevue. I have the Valentino and you are welcome to come check it out in person or spend a day shadowing if you would like. Its not perfect (I'd rather it had a bag for the dust than a carbon filter since I don't use acrylics) but it makes a HUGE difference in the amount of dust floating around.

That's great, thanks so much! I just found out the other day too that I can put 60 hours of time at a salon towards my schooling hours. Big Grin

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#9
Jess, I just sent you a message forgetting that you made this reply to me. I found it by searching the Valentino I saw on your site, lol. Apparently, I have a bad memory. Please let me know if I can still come by some time. Smile
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#10
The Valentino doesn't do well for me because I use lots of glitter. I have dust all over me!
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#11
(12-02-2012, 05:45 PM)JUST NAIL IT Wrote: The Valentino doesn't do well for me because I use lots of glitter. I have dust all over me!

Why is that? Is the fan not strong enough to suck in the glitter?

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